I learned a LOT about ZINC today. Lets just start with the basics.

Preventive & Therapeutic Use

  • you need 15- 30 mg/day
  • Wound Healing: take 1 month before and after surgery
  • Burns: 50 75 mg/day
  • cold prevention/ sore throat: 25-50 mg/day lozenges
  • Best Forms: Piccolinate or cirate
  • Zinc helps in the following: immune enhancement, prostate support, mascular degeneration, hair, skin and nails, growth retardation, taste smell vision. Alzheimer’s, AIDS, anorexia, diabetes, skin health, immune system, anti- inflamatory, insulin, fertility
Zinc deficiency Symptoms
  • slowed growth
  • slow sex development
  • sensitivity to chemicals
  • poor appetite
  • loss of taste
  • brittle nails
  • white spots on nails
  • delayed wound healing
  • stretch makes
  • low immunity
  • acne
How to Incorporate Zinc in Your Diet
  • oysters 
  • red meat
  • liver meat
  • sesame butter (tahini)
  • pumpkin seeds
  • almonds
  • seaweed
  •  lamb
  • crab and shrimp
* must be kept in balance with Copper! Mineral are interconnected, balance is required.  Zinc must be balanced with copper !!
Ways to find out if you are deficient …
  • diet/ activity journal
  • Hair Analysis (look for Zn to Cu ratio) ideal 8
  • RBC analysis
  • Zinc taste test: Can do this at home! We did this today in class.. you need to buy  a zinc liquid.
  • This is the Zinc Challenge by Designs for Health. You put an ounce in a cup and put it in your mouth. Swish it around until the taste is so bad you have to split it out.
  • Describe the taste and how long it takes until you start to taste it.
  • Record elapsed time and degree of taste.
  • If the taste is weak, or sweet. you are deficient. If you taste bad right away you are NOT!! 
  • Let me know how it goes! It took me 4 seconds until i tasted something awful!

About Skinny Fat Kids

I am a fat kid at heart. I don’t start a day without planning a meal; whether it is cooking with friends or trying out a new spot. It might have something to do with being a Mexican/Italian.. Since I was young I loved to help out in the kitchen and was open to all types of food. I appreciate what cooking comes along with… Family, friends and times you will never forget. Food for me is something that you can make taste good even though it is healthy! People have no idea how easy it is to throw together a perfectly well balanced meal that provides them with all the essential nutrients one needs. Each of us have your unique genetic needs, tastes, backgrounds which can be factored into your food and nutrition plan. “Change is one constant in our lives.” You can rid disease and illness through food. Food is something people do not clearly understand. I strongly believe in cooking with local, seasonal, organic, and nutrient-rich ingredients as best as you can. It is essential to eat only grass fed dairy and meat because they provide more essential nutrients as well as high levels of vitamins. Having a garden and knowing where your food comes from is essential! I owe a lot to my mom who many can attest that she is a GREAT entertainer. She seems to always be having a “dinner party” and always throws together something delicious. My objective in this blog is to share my love and knowledge of food and cooking with all you peeps. I want to give you all ideas on how easy it is to eat healthy and make food taste good. I want the standard american diet to be something of the past… TBC
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One Response to ZINC.

  1. Tammy says:

    Buying this right meow!

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